Monday evening was a great success for the first PridePark.net meeting, the first one after an 18-month absence.
The evening kicked off at TC Harrison Ford’s stunning showroom with PridePark.net’s founder member, Yvonne Gorman from Essential Print Services, who welcomed guests and associates.
Mark Creed – TC Harrison Ford’s H&S Manager, made delegates aware of the on-site defibrillator and together with Liz Bennett – First Responder for East Midlands Ambulance Service they promoted a number of free workshops hosted at TC Harrison for Pride Park companies.
Mark also introduced his associate, Sharon Duffy from KSD Fleet Management, who explained how eco-friendly driving will save money for drivers and companies.
Last but certainly not least, PCSO Jill Bagley from Derbyshire Constabulary introduced herself as the area’s point of contact. Jill brought along some security devices that were available free of charge for guests at the event, including an anti-snatch device for mobile phones, a pen to mark belongings and also a personal alarm keyring, which resembled a furry Russian hamster. Jill and her colleagues were also offering free bike marking to all Pride Park businesses.
Questions were then invited from delegates, which included an introduction from Graham Hinds who runs a Chaplaincy service for Pride Park businesses and there was an exciting announcement from Julie Coulton from Derbyshire Constabulary about another ‘Exercise Merlin’ event taking place next year.
A number of positive comments have already been received about the event;
“From the event, I made a number of really useful contacts.”
“I really enjoyed meeting my neighbours.”
“It was very interesting and I hope there will be more to attend.”
Following the meeting, a number of people have expressed an interest to support PridePark.net and become sponsors so a new team will be announced soon. The new sponsors will be responsible for coordinating future events, promoting membership for this directory, which remains completely free of charge and also planning on how to raise our members’ profiles.
If you would like more information on how to become a member, a sponsor or if you have a general enquiry, simply call 01332 418377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org